Chapter 22. The Role of Nutrition in the Etiology of Human Cancer: Methodological Considerations Concerning Epidemiological Studies

  1. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Knasmüller2,
  2. Dr. David M. DeMarini3,
  3. Prof. Ian Johnson4 and
  4. Dr. Clarissa Gerhäuser5,6
  1. Heiner Boeing

Published Online: 16 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626588.ch22

Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors

Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors

How to Cite

Boeing, H. (2009) The Role of Nutrition in the Etiology of Human Cancer: Methodological Considerations Concerning Epidemiological Studies, in Chemoprevention of Cancer and DNA Damage by Dietary Factors (eds S. Knasmüller, D. M. DeMarini, I. Johnson and C. Gerhäuser), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626588.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Medical University of Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Institute of Cancer Research, Borschkegasse 8a, 1090 Vienna, Austria

  2. 3

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA

  3. 4

    Institute of Food Research, Intestinal Biology and Health Programme, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UA, UK

  4. 5

    German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Toxicology and Cancer Risk Factors, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 6

    German Cancer Research Center, Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Author Information

  1. German Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Arthur–Scheunert Allee 114–116, 14558 Nuthetal, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527320585

Online ISBN: 9783527626588

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Keywords:

  • nutrition;
  • carcinogenesis;
  • cohort study;
  • prevention;
  • epidemiology;
  • evidence;
  • statistical modeling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Principles for Evaluating the Link between Nutrition and Cancer

  • Methodological Statistical Challenges Regarding Dietary Assessment

  • Complexity of Dietary Data and Their Analyses

  • Current Status of the Evidence

  • Summary and Conclusion

  • References